Dr Christopher Hand

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology (School of Education)

email: Christopher.Hand@glasgow.ac.uk

St Andrew's Building, 11 Eldon Street, G3 6NH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1536-4005

Biography

I am a graduate of the University of Glasgow, having completed my undergraduate M.A. (2001-2005), M.Sc. (2005-2006), and Ph.D. (2006-2010) degrees in the (then) Department of Psychology (now School of Psychology and Neuroscience).

I am currently the Programme Leader for the BPS-accredited M.Sc. Psychological Studies conversion programme. Prior to joining the School of Education, I worked as Lecturer (2009-2013) and Senior Lecturer in Psychology (2013-2015) at the University of Bedfordshire, where I led the B.Sc. Psychology and Criminal Behaviour programme, as well as leading the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences' Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) programmes.

Between 2015 and 2021, I worked at Glasgow Caledonian University as a Lecturer in Psychology and the Programme Leader of the B.Sc. Applied Psychology pathway.

I joined the School of Education at the University of Glasgow in July 2021.

I have extensive experience of designing and delivering teaching, learning, and assessment activities, of quality assurance practices, and of leadership in Higher Education. I have supervised multiple Ph.D. students through successful completion, and countless M.Sc. student research projects.

I currently serve as External Examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology programmes at both the University of Northampton and University College London.

Previously, I have acted as both an internal and external examiner for Ph.D. candidates in the UK and internationally, and have acted as an internal and external panel member for new programme approvals, re-validation events, etc.

Additionally, I maintain a highly active research profile, with a broad network of collaborators within the UK and beyond.

Outside of academia, I have a passion for music, food / cookery, travel, and comedy. I enjoy trivia and quizzes. I am a sports fan. I am afraid of street pigeons.

Research interests

My research interests involve the application of key psychological theories and concepts to applied, real-world challenges, including in education.

Current Research Projects

Cyberabuse: Victim-blaming, perceived incident severity, and observer characteristics.

Emoji: the interplay between written language and emoji / digital faces - perceptions of message/text, emoji, sender characteristics.

Psycholinguistics: the role of context in written language processing and its interplay with other variables; bi- and multi-lingual processors of language.

Cognition: the impact of trauma on memory and cognition, including the effects of alcohol pre-, peri-, and post-trauma [n.b., this includes the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a trauma event]

Scholarship: assessment and feedback practices; peer-assisted student support; widening access and participation; digital learning technologies

Publications

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Number of items: 26.

2022

Scott, G. G., Pinkosova, Z., Jardine, E. and Hand, C. J. (2022) “Thinstagram”: image content and observer body satisfaction influence the when and where of eye movements during Instagram image viewing. Computers in Human Behavior, (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2022.107464) (In Press)

Ingram, J., Hand, C. , Hijikata, Y. and Maciejewski, G. (2022) Mental, physical, and cognitive wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: Data from Scotland and Japan. Journal of Open Psychology Data, (Accepted for Publication)

Hand, C. (2022) Emoji alter the perception of emotion in otherwise affectively neutral text messages. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, (Accepted for Publication)

Hand, C. J. and Scott, G. G. (2022) Beautiful victims: how the halo of attractiveness impacts judgments of celebrity and lay victims of online abuse. Computers in Human Behavior, 130, 107157. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2021.107157)

Hand, C. J. , Kennedy, A., Filik, R., Pitchford, M. and Robus, C. M. (2022) Emoji identification and emoji effects on sentence emotionality in ASD-diagnosed adults and neurotypical controls. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, (doi: 10.1007/s10803-022-05557-4) (Early Online Publication)

Creamer, C. J. and Hand, C. J. (2022) Intimate partner stalking/pursuit: a pathophysiology of attachment style. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 66(5), pp. 604-624. (doi: 10.1177/0306624X211010289) (PMID:33896238)

Perez del Valle, J. and Hand, C. J. (2022) The role of scrupulosity, experiential avoidance, and the dark tetrad in problematic pornography use. Sexual Health and Compulsivity, 29(1-2), pp. 68-95. (doi: 10.1080/26929953.2022.2101168)

Cormack, E. E. and Hand, C. J. (2022) Broadening the participant pool: a novel approach for remote research. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Scott, G. G., Ingram, G. P. and Hand, C. J. (2022) Online social communication: establishing, maintaining, and ending online relationships. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 841620. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.841620) (PMID:35197911) (PMCID:PMC8858804)

Ingram, J., Hand, C. J. , Hijikata, Y. and Maciejewski, G. (2022) Exploring the effects of COVID-19 restrictions on wellbeing across different styles of lockdown. Health Psychology Open, 9(1), p. 20551029221099800. (doi: 10.1177/20551029221099800)

2021

Ingram, J., Hand, C. J. and Maciejewsi, G. (2021) Social isolation during COVID ‐19 lockdown impairs cognitive function. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35(4), pp. 935-947. (doi: 10.1002/acp.3821) (PMID:34230768) (PMCID:PMC8250848)

Hand, C. J. , Scott, G. G., Brodie, Z. P., Ye, X. and Sereno, S. C. (2021) Tweet valence, volume of abuse, and observers’ dark tetrad personality factors influence victim-blaming and the perceived severity of twitter cyberabuse. Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 3, 100056. (doi: 10.1016/j.chbr.2021.100056)

2020

Ingram, J. and Hand, C. J. (2020) Words from the wizarding world: fictional words, context, and domain knowledge. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46(11), pp. 2179-2192. (doi: 10.1037/xlm0000946) (PMID:32757581)

Ingram, J., Maciejewski, G. and Hand, C. J. (2020) Changes in diet, sleep, and physical activity are associated with differences in negative mood during COVID-19 lockdown. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 588604. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.588604) (PMID:32982903) (PMCID:PMC7492645)

Robus, C. M., Hand, C. J. , Filik, R. and Pitchford, M. (2020) Investigating effects of emoji on neutral narrative text: evidence from eye movements and perceived emotional valence. Computers in Human Behavior, 109, 106361. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2020.106361)

Sereno, S. C. , Hand, C. J. , Shahid, A., Mackenzie, I. G. and Leuthold, H. (2020) Early EEG correlates of word frequency and contextual predictability in reading. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 35(5), pp. 625-640. (doi: 10.1080/23273798.2019.1580753)

Scott, G. G., Brodie, Z. P., Wilson, M. J., Ivory, L., Hand, C. J. and Sereno, S. C. (2020) Celebrity abuse on Twitter: the impact of tweet valence, volume of abuse, and dark triad personality factors on victim blaming and perceptions of severity. Computers in Human Behavior, 103, pp. 109-119. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2019.09.020)

2019

Scott, G. G., Wiencierz, S. and Hand, C. J. (2019) The volume and source of cyberabuse influences victim blame and perceptions of attractiveness. Computers in Human Behavior, 92, pp. 119-127. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2018.10.037)

2018

Sereno, S. C. , Hand, C. J. , Shahid, A., Yao, B. and O'Donnell, P. J. (2018) Testing the limits of contextual constraint: Interactions with word frequency and parafoveal preview during fluent reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(1), pp. 302-313. (doi: 10.1080/17470218.2017.1327981) (PMID:28481189) (PMCID:PMC6159772)

2017

Russell, K. J. and Hand, C. J. (2017) Rape myth acceptance, victim blame attribution and Just World Beliefs: a rapid evidence assessment. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 37, pp. 153-160. (doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2017.10.008)

2016

Garcia, R. L. and Hand, C. J. (2016) Analgesic effects of self-chosen music type on cold pressor-induced pain: motivating vs. relaxing music. Psychology of Music, 44(5), pp. 967-983. (doi: 10.1177/0305735615602144)

Ingram, J., Hand, C. J. and Maciejewski, G. (2016) Exploring the measurement of markedness and its relationship with other linguistic variables. PLoS ONE, 11(6), e0157141. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157141) (PMID:27280450) (PMCID:PMC4900653)

Scott, G. G. and Hand, C. J. (2016) Motivation determines Facebook viewing strategy: an eye movement analysis. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, pp. 267-280. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.029)

2014

Ingram, J., Hand, C. and Moxey, L. M. (2014) Processing inferences drawn from the logically equivalent frames half full and half empty. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26(7), pp. 799-817. (doi: 10.1080/20445911.2014.956747)

2012

Hand, C.J. , O'Donnell, P.J. and Sereno, S.C. (2012) Word-initial letters influence fixation durations during fluent reading. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 85. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00085) (PMID:22485100) (PMCID:PMC3317262)

2010

Hand, C.J. , Miellet, S., O'Donnell, P.J. and Sereno, S.C. (2010) The frequency-predictability interaction in reading: it depends where you’re coming from. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(5), pp. 1294-1313. (doi: 10.1037/a0020363) (PMID:20854004)

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Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 26.

Articles

Scott, G. G., Pinkosova, Z., Jardine, E. and Hand, C. J. (2022) “Thinstagram”: image content and observer body satisfaction influence the when and where of eye movements during Instagram image viewing. Computers in Human Behavior, (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2022.107464) (In Press)

Ingram, J., Hand, C. , Hijikata, Y. and Maciejewski, G. (2022) Mental, physical, and cognitive wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: Data from Scotland and Japan. Journal of Open Psychology Data, (Accepted for Publication)

Hand, C. (2022) Emoji alter the perception of emotion in otherwise affectively neutral text messages. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, (Accepted for Publication)

Hand, C. J. and Scott, G. G. (2022) Beautiful victims: how the halo of attractiveness impacts judgments of celebrity and lay victims of online abuse. Computers in Human Behavior, 130, 107157. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2021.107157)

Hand, C. J. , Kennedy, A., Filik, R., Pitchford, M. and Robus, C. M. (2022) Emoji identification and emoji effects on sentence emotionality in ASD-diagnosed adults and neurotypical controls. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, (doi: 10.1007/s10803-022-05557-4) (Early Online Publication)

Creamer, C. J. and Hand, C. J. (2022) Intimate partner stalking/pursuit: a pathophysiology of attachment style. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 66(5), pp. 604-624. (doi: 10.1177/0306624X211010289) (PMID:33896238)

Perez del Valle, J. and Hand, C. J. (2022) The role of scrupulosity, experiential avoidance, and the dark tetrad in problematic pornography use. Sexual Health and Compulsivity, 29(1-2), pp. 68-95. (doi: 10.1080/26929953.2022.2101168)

Cormack, E. E. and Hand, C. J. (2022) Broadening the participant pool: a novel approach for remote research. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Scott, G. G., Ingram, G. P. and Hand, C. J. (2022) Online social communication: establishing, maintaining, and ending online relationships. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 841620. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.841620) (PMID:35197911) (PMCID:PMC8858804)

Ingram, J., Hand, C. J. , Hijikata, Y. and Maciejewski, G. (2022) Exploring the effects of COVID-19 restrictions on wellbeing across different styles of lockdown. Health Psychology Open, 9(1), p. 20551029221099800. (doi: 10.1177/20551029221099800)

Ingram, J., Hand, C. J. and Maciejewsi, G. (2021) Social isolation during COVID ‐19 lockdown impairs cognitive function. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35(4), pp. 935-947. (doi: 10.1002/acp.3821) (PMID:34230768) (PMCID:PMC8250848)

Hand, C. J. , Scott, G. G., Brodie, Z. P., Ye, X. and Sereno, S. C. (2021) Tweet valence, volume of abuse, and observers’ dark tetrad personality factors influence victim-blaming and the perceived severity of twitter cyberabuse. Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 3, 100056. (doi: 10.1016/j.chbr.2021.100056)

Ingram, J. and Hand, C. J. (2020) Words from the wizarding world: fictional words, context, and domain knowledge. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46(11), pp. 2179-2192. (doi: 10.1037/xlm0000946) (PMID:32757581)

Ingram, J., Maciejewski, G. and Hand, C. J. (2020) Changes in diet, sleep, and physical activity are associated with differences in negative mood during COVID-19 lockdown. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 588604. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.588604) (PMID:32982903) (PMCID:PMC7492645)

Robus, C. M., Hand, C. J. , Filik, R. and Pitchford, M. (2020) Investigating effects of emoji on neutral narrative text: evidence from eye movements and perceived emotional valence. Computers in Human Behavior, 109, 106361. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2020.106361)

Sereno, S. C. , Hand, C. J. , Shahid, A., Mackenzie, I. G. and Leuthold, H. (2020) Early EEG correlates of word frequency and contextual predictability in reading. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 35(5), pp. 625-640. (doi: 10.1080/23273798.2019.1580753)

Scott, G. G., Brodie, Z. P., Wilson, M. J., Ivory, L., Hand, C. J. and Sereno, S. C. (2020) Celebrity abuse on Twitter: the impact of tweet valence, volume of abuse, and dark triad personality factors on victim blaming and perceptions of severity. Computers in Human Behavior, 103, pp. 109-119. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2019.09.020)

Scott, G. G., Wiencierz, S. and Hand, C. J. (2019) The volume and source of cyberabuse influences victim blame and perceptions of attractiveness. Computers in Human Behavior, 92, pp. 119-127. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2018.10.037)

Sereno, S. C. , Hand, C. J. , Shahid, A., Yao, B. and O'Donnell, P. J. (2018) Testing the limits of contextual constraint: Interactions with word frequency and parafoveal preview during fluent reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(1), pp. 302-313. (doi: 10.1080/17470218.2017.1327981) (PMID:28481189) (PMCID:PMC6159772)

Russell, K. J. and Hand, C. J. (2017) Rape myth acceptance, victim blame attribution and Just World Beliefs: a rapid evidence assessment. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 37, pp. 153-160. (doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2017.10.008)

Garcia, R. L. and Hand, C. J. (2016) Analgesic effects of self-chosen music type on cold pressor-induced pain: motivating vs. relaxing music. Psychology of Music, 44(5), pp. 967-983. (doi: 10.1177/0305735615602144)

Ingram, J., Hand, C. J. and Maciejewski, G. (2016) Exploring the measurement of markedness and its relationship with other linguistic variables. PLoS ONE, 11(6), e0157141. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157141) (PMID:27280450) (PMCID:PMC4900653)

Scott, G. G. and Hand, C. J. (2016) Motivation determines Facebook viewing strategy: an eye movement analysis. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, pp. 267-280. (doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.029)

Ingram, J., Hand, C. and Moxey, L. M. (2014) Processing inferences drawn from the logically equivalent frames half full and half empty. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26(7), pp. 799-817. (doi: 10.1080/20445911.2014.956747)

Hand, C.J. , O'Donnell, P.J. and Sereno, S.C. (2012) Word-initial letters influence fixation durations during fluent reading. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 85. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00085) (PMID:22485100) (PMCID:PMC3317262)

Hand, C.J. , Miellet, S., O'Donnell, P.J. and Sereno, S.C. (2010) The frequency-predictability interaction in reading: it depends where you’re coming from. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(5), pp. 1294-1313. (doi: 10.1037/a0020363) (PMID:20854004)

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Grants

A Class Act: Developing Present Pal app-based interventions to foster inclusion and alleviate presentation anxiety in students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) and disabilities. Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher (£5,000 + £2,000 company contribution). Hand, C.J. (2020-21).

The effects of COVID-19 isolation on Scottish adults’ cognitive abilities. Chief Scientist’s Office (Scotland) (£19,910). Ingram, J., Hand, C.J., & Maciejewski, G. (2020-21).

The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on cognitive function in Scotland and Japan. Royal Society of Edinburgh SAPHIRE award (£5,788.00). Ingram, J., Maciejewski, G., Hijikata, Y., & Hand, C.J. (2020-21).

 

 

Supervision

N.B. I am currently (as of June 2022) unable to accept new Ph.D. supervisees.

I would welcome enquiries to supervise research students with interests in:

  • Online impression formation
  • Cyberbullying / cyberabuse
  • Intimate image sharing
  • The processing of written information
  • Eye movements in reading
  • Event-related potentials in reading
  • Assessment and Feedback in Education and Beyond
  • Digital Learning Technologies
  • Wang, Dajun
    Family and state intervention in children’s gaming behaviours and its effect on family relationship

Teaching

Research Methods and Analysis

Cognitive Psychology

Social Psychology

Physiology of Behaviour

Cyberpsychology

Professional activities & recognition

Professional & learned societies

  • 2018: Member, Experimental Psychology Society
  • 2017: Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • 2013: Member, Accredited Trainer, UK PASS Network

Selected international presentations

  • 2018: 8th China International Conference on Eye Movements (Nanjing, PR China)
  • 2017: 19th European Conference on Eye Movements (Wuppertal, Germany)
  • 2016: UKRI China Researcher Links Workshop (Tianjin, PR China)
  • 2014: Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Austin, TX)
  • 2013: 17th European Conference on Eye Movements (Lund, Sweden)
  • 2013: European Conference of Educational Research (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 2013: 11th Symposium of Psycholinguistics (Tenerife, Spain)
  • 2011: 16th European Conference on Eye Movements (Marseille, France)
  • 2008: 49th Annual Meeting of The Psychonomic Society (Chicago, IL)
  • 2007: 13th Annual AMLaP Conference (Turku, Finland)
  • 2006: 47th Annual Meeting of The Psychonomic Society (Houston, TX)
  • 2006: 12th Annual AMLaP Conference (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Additional information

  • Member, Experimental Psychology Society
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy / Advance HE (initial Fellowship November 2012)
  • Accredited Trainer; UK PASS Network, University of Manchester